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FFmpeg vs libav: A distribution maintainer point of view of split

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aballier.wordpress: It’s been a while since I wanted to write about this and since there recently has been a sort of hijack without any kind of discussion to let libav be the default implementation for Gentoo, this motivated me.

Also: The case of defaults (Libav vs FFmpeg)

Gentoo: A Linux Distribution Where You Compile Your Own

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makeuseof.com: The sheer number of different ways in which Linux can be run is astounding, as there are plenty of choices to go around. One distribution is very unique compared to most.

The difference between Ubuntu and Gentoo

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Ubuntu

dilfridge.blogspot: Using/installing Ubuntu is like buying a car. It may have a few features you'll never need or use, and might need to have a couple features added as aftermarket parts.

Gentoo Recruitment: How do we perform?

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silverarrow.org: A couple of days ago, Tomas and I, gave a presentation at the Gentoo Miniconf. The subject of the presentation was to give an overview of the current recruitment process, how are we performing compared to the previous years and what other ways there are for users to help us improve our beloved distribution.

Sabayon Linux - to choose or not to choose

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Linux
Gentoo
  • Sabayon Linux - to choose or not to choose
  • Gentoo Developers, Users Look At Gaming Future
  • Under the Hood with Arch and Gentoo

Gentoo Picks Screenshot Contest Winners

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ostatic.com: I used Gentoo for several years a while back, but I still remember the monthly screenshot threads. So, it always catches my eye when the Gentoo Website announces their official yearly winners. Today we found out the winners for 2012.

The State Of Gentoo FreeBSD: Gentoo Sans Linux

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phoronix.com: To some surprise, Gentoo FreeBSD -- the port of Gentoo running with the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel -- is progressing.

Gentoo Does An x32 Stage 3 Release Candidate

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phoronix.com: Gentoo is one of the first Linux distributions to release a packaged installation for the Linux x32 architecture.

Three years with Gentoo

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blog.yjl.im: I still can't believe it's been three years when I checked the date of installation of my Gentoo, I thought it was only two years. Time flies by fast, I guess. During this period, Gentoo hardly had disappointed me and it was never broken by updating.

Gentoo 12.1 Install Wizard: Real or Joke

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ostatic.com: Gentoo released 12.1 on April Fool's Day. I included it in my jokes roundup. But the Gentoo announcement has added a message to users and jokesters: The installer is real.

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